[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 205 (Thursday, October 23, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 63349-63350]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-24752]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R09-OAR-2012-0542; FRL-9917-76-Region 9]


Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan; Imperial 
County; Ozone Precursor Emissions Inventories

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to 
approve a revision to the Imperial County portion of the California 
State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns Clean Air Act 
(CAA) requirements for volatile organic compounds and oxides of 
nitrogen emissions inventories in areas designated nonattainment for 
the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). We 
are proposing to approve the 2002 volatile organic compound and oxides 
of nitrogen emissions inventories as submitted by Imperial County and 
California.

DATES: Any comments on this proposal must arrive by November 24, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments, identified by docket number EPA-R09-OAR-
2012-0542, by one of the following methods:
    1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-
line instructions.
    2. Email: wamsley.jerry@epa.gov.
    3. Mail or deliver: Jerry Wamsley (Air-2), U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 
94105-3901.
    Instructions: All comments will be included in the public docket 
without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, 
including any personal information provided, unless the comment 
includes Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Information that you 
consider CBI or otherwise protected should be clearly identified as 
such and should not be submitted through www.regulations.gov or email. 
www.regulations.gov is an ``anonymous access'' system, and EPA will not 
know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the 
body of your comment. If you send email directly to EPA, your email 
address will be automatically captured and included as part of the 
public comment. If EPA cannot read your comment due to

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technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA 
may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid 
the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of 
any defects or viruses.
    Docket: Generally, documents in the docket for this action are 
available electronically at www.regulations.gov and in hard copy at EPA 
Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105-3901. 
While all documents in the docket are listed at www.regulations.gov, 
some information may be publicly available only at the hard copy 
location (e.g., copyrighted material, large maps), and some may not be 
publicly available in either location (e.g., CBI). To inspect the hard 
copy materials, please schedule an appointment during normal business 
hours with the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Wamsley, EPA Region IX, (415) 
947-4111, wamsley.jerry@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposal concerns the volatile organic 
compound (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) 2002 emissions 
inventories submitted by California on December 21, 2010 in the 
document ``Final 2009 1997 8-hour Ozone Modified Air Quality Management 
Plan'' for Imperial County. California submitted these emissions 
inventories to meet CAA requirements under the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS. 
In the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register, we are 
approving these VOC and NOX emissions inventories provided 
by California in a direct final action without prior proposal because 
we believe these SIP revisions are not controversial. If we receive 
adverse comments, however, we will publish a timely withdrawal of the 
direct final rule and address the comments in subsequent action based 
on this proposed rule. Please note that if we receive adverse comment 
on a portion of the state's submittal and if that provision may be 
severed from the remainder of the submittal, we may adopt as final 
those provisions of the submittal that are not the subject of an 
adverse comment.
    We do not plan to open a second comment period, so anyone 
interested in commenting should do so at this time. If we do not 
receive adverse comments, no further activity is planned. For further 
information, please see the direct final action.

    Dated: September 24, 2014.
Jared Blumenfeld,
Regional Administrator, Region IX.
[FR Doc. 2014-24752 Filed 10-22-14; 8:45 am]
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